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About Pols of the old city

Known as the heart of city, the ‘Pols of the old City’ in Ahmedabad are a unique housing style reflecting the early everyday life of the people in Ahmedabad. Pols are basically housing cluster where people (mainly families) belonging to a specific group, based on caste, education, religion, profession live together. Originally developed as a protection measure against the communal riots during the British reign, the architecture of these Pols is worth appreciation. Typically, a Pol would have one or two entrances, spacious internal courts with intricately carved fronts in wood. The Pols also have some secret entrances known only to its residents. The ‘Pol’ architecture is an interesting advancement in urban living space. While in recent years, people have started shifting to modern apartments and flats; however there are many people who still are strongly attached to these Pols where they’ve been brought up. Admirable features of the Pol include the ‘chabutro’ for feeding the birds, small temples inside the pols, and the people pursuing their interest in weaving, sewing, crimpling silver chains, etc.

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  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family, Couple
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera

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